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Made in the USA | The Green Beagle - Part 2

Noodle & Boo made in the USA

Green: Noodle & Boo

Shop Noodle & Boo! 100% Natural and made in the USA.

Noodle & Boo is a skin care company for Mama and baby. The creator of Noodle & Boo,Christine Burger, wanted to help out her child who has seriously sensitive skin. In the process of wanting to help her baby she also wanted to help all children who suffer from one ailment or another. Noodle & Boocreates products that are all natural, organic when possible and free of parabens, phthalates, sulfates, PPG’s, GMO’s, dyes, triclosan, and formaldehyde donors. The products are made in recyclable/biodegradable packaging and significant portions of profits are donated to various children’s charities. Let it also be said that the items are made right here in the U.S.A.

I know you are tired of me saying it but I will say it again! It is our responsibilty to support businesses that make a point of being green as well as being American made. We can fix many a problem if we get back to manufacturing products ourselves and not importing everything. We need to be able to sustain ourselves and not have to depend so heavily on other countries to do the “dirty” work. Our laziness and selfishness has put us where we are today and businesses like Noodle & Boo can help us move passed that and get on to bigger and better things.

Noodle & Boo - giving back.

Hiya Bamboo Bookshelf

Hiya Bamboo Bookshelf

Hiya Bamboo Bookshelf

I always stress the importance of American Made products! Furniture is no exception. I know it may be difficult to find but possibly you aren’t looking in the right places. Oompa.com has Room Decor & Furniture all made in the USA! I will admit some of the items are pricey but combined with their green outlook on products I think it is worth it to spend a little extra to have environmentally safe products in your home.
We know bamboo is one of the most sustainable and environmentally sound building materials the Earth has so it is important to purchase big items such as furniture that is made from bamboo. If more people purchased furniture made from sustainable materials such as bamboo it would drive the prices down and possibly force larger companies to begin to use bamboo in their products as well.
Although sustainability is extremely important around the world even more locally I feel that purchasing American made products is just as much of our responsibility. Not enough products are made here in the USA and if we want to fix our economy we should support our workers and their products. This can only benefit all of us if we stick to our guns. You have heard about purchasing locally or being a locavore so why not when possible be a “locavore” for our country! The more we purchase products displaying MADE IN THE USA the more items can be made in the USA. It only makes sense!

Product Description:

Fun, hip, yet simple in appearance, this sleek bookshelf is wonderful for both display and storage. Suited for kids and adults alike, the shelf is made to accommodate both closed and open storage needs, all in one unit! Painted with an eco-friendly non-toxic powder coated paint. Includes safety strap that is mounted to wall, for extra stability. The Bookshelf is available in polar white, with accenting drawers in either polar white, birch or bamboo. Ships fully assembled.
Manufactured and produced in southwest Michigan by talented American craftsmen.

L 14.5 x W 28.75 x H 32.75 in.

Children’s Gifts made in the USA

Now that we are all actively shopping for the holiday’s do not be dazzled by the commercials and jingles you hear everywhere! Make sure to still do your research to make your purchases as green as they can be! Here are some ideas from a favorite store of mine called Oompa.com. For the holiday’s Oompa.com is offering FREE Shipping on orders over $65

Description:
Gluten free powder paint kit is a creative medium for a child to create a masterpiece with. This safe and organic paint is handmade in Maine and its packaging is made of 100% post consumer waste and 100% post consumer plastic. Paints are made with natural ingredients including fruit, plant and vegetable extracts from beets, spinach, paprika, carrots, purple sweet potato, red cabbage, blueberries and tomatoes.

Description:
Easel features hard maple construction, and includes a shelf designed to support large books or paper pads. The center rack provides storage space for supplies, while locking the easel open. The front features a wipe-off marker surface. The back is a large rack for storing over-sized books or drying artwork. Made from regionally grown hard maple and baltic birch in St Paul, Minnesota. Art surfaces are made of Hardboard, a compressed wood w/ a special surface coating.

Description:
The set comes with everything you need to get going: three yellow pots, a green planter’s tray, an orange shovel, soil pellets, and three packets of organic seeds (Teddy Bear Sunflower, Basil, and Zinnia). Also includes detailed planting instructions. Green Toys designs and produces all of their toys directly out of California, USA. All Green Toys are derived from recycled milk jugs, then reprocessed into new, harder plastic (HDPE, considered one of the safest, cleanest plastics around). The packaging for Green Toys is extremely minimalist; no plastic film, styrofoam or twist ties are used, only 100% recyclable, corrugated cardboard.

Description:
Constructive Eating’s bulldozer pusher, fork lift fork, and front loader spoon are designed with function and play in mind. The textured, easy grip handles and detailing allow little hands to hold on tight. Use them for every meal; each is light weight, and dishwasher safe. This set is great when going out to eat or when trying to extend productive eating time at the table. The utensils are PVC free, phthalate free and free of Bisphenol A (BPA). No paints used.

New Balance Made in the USA

10% Off All New Balance Made in the USA + FREE SHIPPING! Enter USA @ checkout!

I saw this the other day on New Balance’s website and was wondering how Made in America their items really are.   I did a little investigation. This is what their website says:

Made or Assembled in American Twenty-five percent of New Balanceshoes sold in North America are produced by our US workforce using US and imported materials. When possible, we obtain materials from domestic suppliers. At times, due to availability, economic or quality reasons, there is a need to import components from foreign sources. Where the domestic value is at least 70%, we have labeled the shoe “Made in the USA.” Where it falls below 70%, we have qualified the label referencing domestic and imported materials. This determination is based in part on the Federal trade Commission’s survey of consumers.

I think they are being honest about their statement Made in America seeing as how many companies don’t tell you their percentages or make it difficult to find any information about where their items are made. New Balance’ssite makes it quick and simple to find their Made in the USA promise. If the item is less than 70% they tell you what components are American made and what aren’t. I am not saying New Balance is the greenest shoe by far but I like what they are doing. People complain that items Made in America are too expensive or of poor quality (which aggravates me to no end) but here New Balance is giving you a discount for doing the right thing and purchasing American made products. I wish more companies would run promotions like this.

Lush Cosmetics Made in the U.S.A.


LUSH Cosmetics is one of my favorite cosmetic companies. Their items are handmade, some are vegan, they use recycled content packaging, if they use packaging at all and their products are Made in the USA. If you have ever seen their products you will notice how amazing they look, feel and smell. They are quite creative, I think. Here is a list of beliefs LUSH Cosmetics stands by:

We believe in making effective products from fresh, organic* fruit and vegetables, the finest essential oils and safe synthetics.

We invent our own products and fragrances. We make them fresh by hand using little or no preservative or packaging, using only vegetarian ingredients, and tell you when they were made.

We believe in buying ingredients only from companies that do not commission tests on animals and in testing our products on humans.

We believe in happy people making happy soap, putting our faces on our products and making our mums proud.

We believe in long candlelit baths, sharing showers, massage, filling the world with perfume and in the right to make mistakes, lose everything and start again.

We believe our products are good value, that we should make a profit and that the customer is always right.

We also believe words like fresh and organic have honest meaning beyond marketing

If you enjoy high quality and socially responsible companies you should try LUSH Cosmetics too!! Let us know how you like them!


LUSH Bath & Body Products

TWIRLS & TWIGS!!

TWIRLS AND TWIGS

TWIRLS AND TWIGS

I was looking for super cute adult clothes MADE IN THE USA but I could not pass this incredibly cute Twirls & Twigs Pink Bee Tunic  up. I absolutely love the style and all of the other pieces I have found! The company has an interesting approach to creating. Let us not forget that these items are created in the USA!! These adorable designs use recycled fabric’s, sustainable printing and do not cost an arm and a leg!! Check out the Twirls and Twigs story at www.twirlsandtwigs.com and tell us how you like them!

Product Description:
Made in USA, Organic Cotton, Recycled Fabric – A versatile dressed up tunic at a fabulous price! This piece is unbeatable style any girl will love. This Twirls and Twigs top is sustainably printed with a water-based screen print, and the recycled trim coordinates with the chocolate slim pant (or any other clothes you have already) for fun and trendy kids’ style. True to size. 100% organic cotton (body), recycled trim.

Sam Nightstand

Sam Nightstand

Sam Nightstand

FREE Shipping on orders over $65 at Oompa!

Product Description:
Stylish and well crafted in America, the Sam Night Stand is the perfect addition to any nursery, child’s or even dorm room. The feet of the night stand are available in either a natural or walnut finish, while the panel is available in over 45 color and design options! With so many options to choose from, this night stand can be customized for almost any interior design idea. With open shelving and a sliding drawer, essential items are always within easy reach. If you ever desire to change your theme, no problem! These designer panels are interchangeable and attach easily via magnet. Made of solid maple base with clear finish or walnut stain. Beautifully colored with a non-toxic white lacquer. Easily assembled and built to last generations. A perfect addition to your home! JPMA certified.  The style is very retro excellent for any adult or child.  The interchangeable panels let you decide on the design.

I know I say this all the time but it is important for us to purchase as many Made in America products as we can. The made in America movement is back on the rise and without the support we cannot hope to have this option newly realized. We need to keep our support going for Made in America products. This item is pricey for a nightstand and although one could probably go to Ikea and get something more economical the point is that this is an American Made product and the more we purchase them the less they will cost eventually. Not all products Made in America are expensive but we must support our economy at home and this is an excellent way to do it!

METHOD CLEANING PRODUCTS


METHOD 00012-0 CUC 25 Oz Dish Soap Cuke Case of 6

I know I wrote about a Method cleaning kit previously but this weekend while I was washing my dishes with my Method Cucumber scented dish soap I had to read the back lable. I am addicted to reading the backs of my products from ingredients, to fun facts to the company story. While reading the back of my dish soap I happened upon something that made me even happier that I use their products. IT WAS MADE IN THE USA!!!! I am still doing some research to see if all of the products are made in the USA but I know their dishsoap is! I have used Method’s laundry detergent, the hand soap, bathroom cleaner you name it. I am in love with their products. They are inexpensive and if you click below you can order your own Method Cleaning Kits. The Ultimate Green Store Green Cleaning. If you haven’t tried their products yet you should! Let me know how they worked out for you! Remember it is important to support companies they invest in supporting our environment and the USA!

The Ultimate Green Store

Portable Loom

Shop Oompa’s Eco Friendly Section!

Maybe it’s just me, but the idea of a loom at home is really fun. You can design your own patterns. You can learn a craft that can really be soo much fun and maybe even make you money. You can teach yourself and/or  your children a time honored craft that could even be an excellent history lesson. I am a huge fan of do it yourself projects which this could totally be. I like the idea of creative learning. I see this loom as a  way to have fun and learn an extremely practical craft that many take for advantage these days.

Product Description
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This beginner’s weaving loom is perfect for the young and the young-at-heart. An excellent loom for the beginning weaver, it also performs well as a portable loom for more experienced weavers. This loom features Beka rigid heddles which provide the weaver with an easy and reliable method of weaving. Both simple and complex techniques may be done with this loom. Made of hard maple from the USA, our beginner’s weaving loom comes fully assembled with a pre-warped heddle. A basic project is started on the loom, ready for weaving. Oompa’s instructions move through the rest of the project, then go step-by-step through planning and starting another project. Enough yarn is included so the weaver can get started as soon as the loom is out of its box. Weave projects up to 10″ wide X 3 yards long. The assembled loom comes with one shuttle. The started project uses a 4″ wide heddle for a narrow band of fabric. A 10″ wide heddle is included. Weight 4 lbs. Adult Assembly Required. Made from regionally grown hard maple and baltic birch in St Paul, Minnesota.

Storage Unit Made in th USA


Oompa’s Side Board Storage Unit

 

It has been a while since I have posted any items Made in the USA. I decided to go on the hunt! I am always looking for furniture that is sustainable which is how I happened across this little beauty!
Oompa’s side board storage unit is perfect for children or college students. It is easy to assemble and
Description:
Assembles in seconds with Ecotot’s patented, no-tools assembly method. Ideal for bedrooms, playrooms, or living rooms. Available in an assortment of colors; seen here in fiery red.
Attributes:
100% FSC Wood Rainforest Alliance Certified
100% formaldehyde-free birch plywood SmartWood
Eco-friendly, non-toxic, water-based stains
UV cured finishes minimize greenhouse gases
No tools or hardware required
All materials sourced in North America
Wholly designed and manufactured in USA
Ecotots is a Member of the SFC (Sustainable Furniture Council)
W 39 x D 23 x H 22.5 in.